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Traditional Cornish Cottage With Some Sea Views Coverack, Cornwall, England

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Coverack [on the edge of the Downas Valley] Cornwall, England - Peaceful Secluded Location, Short Walk To Unspoilt Cove. Private Woodland

The property comprises of an exposed beam lounge/dining room with granite inglenook and log burner, a spiral staircase and sea views from some aspects. It is well equipped with Freeview TV, DVD, CD player, Wi-fi, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The bathroom has a separate shower room and there is a downstairs toilet. Duvets, pillows and linen are provided but towels are not included. Full oil fired central heating and electricity are included. First basket of logs are free. Extra logsare available if required at a small charge. There is a sunny conservatory, large private garden and parking for several cars. Mount Earl is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and would appeal to nature lovers and bird watchers. Rare birds and owls have regularly been spotted. The grounds offer a very safe haven for children to play in the garden and explore the nature trails through the woodland. Nightime often provides excellent stargazing as there is no light pollution.

Sue Willis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Sue Willis

My husband and I moved to Cornwall in 1999 and have been renting Mount Earl as a holiday let since 2001.

We enjoy an outdoor lifestyle on the beautiful Lizard peninsula. We make the most of the wild rugged costal path walks..the lovely unspoilt beaches. Mike particularly enjoys exploring the remote coves on his Kayak and the occasional fishing trip.

We have many guests returning to Mount Earl and we have made lots of good friends over the years.

Sue Willis purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Sue Willis chose Saint Keverne

We immediately fell in love with the cottage and its location in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the costal path and sea.

What makes this cottage unique

Mount Earl is situated a quarter of a mile from the nearest public lane, offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion.Set within 32 acres of private woodland/heath nature lovers can enjoy the unusual flora and fauna.

Recently, the woodland has revealed the ruins of an ancient mill close to the pretty Downas stream.It is only a 20 minute rugged walk to an unspoilt secluded cove where seals and basking sharks have been spotted. The south west coast path is close by, incorporating the breathtaking vantage point of Black Head and far reaching views towards England's most southerly point.

The pretty fishing village of Coverack is approx. 2 miles away, where there is a lovely sandy beach, village shops, cafes and pub serving local seafood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Mount Earl in October was just wonderful, but much to short......the house , the garden and the surrounding landscape are , what we call in Germany wild-romantic and far from hectic and bustle, exactly my taste.....This time we explored some more of the area with Falmouth as my personal favourite.

There would be a lot more to tell about, but I would just like to strongly recommend a stay at Mount Earl !!!

We hope to come back for another, hopefully longer stay.

Thanks Sue & Mike

We spent a wonderful week at Mount Earl. Mike&Sue are very friendly and helpful. They welcomed us with cream tea and good Cornish beer. The big garden was fun for the children. We can highly recommend this cottage to everyone! It is really quiet, the cottage is well-equipped and surrounded by such a beautiful nature. Plus, it is just a short way to see many beautiful spots of Cornwall!!!

It was a really relaxing week in Mount Earl. Located perfectly for short and long walks along the Cost
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Keverne in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with wc, bath and seperate shower room, Downstairs wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 ( 2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and Sofa bed in lounge.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please note the cottage has a spiral staircase. Outside: The cottage has a large private garden, with garden furniture and BBQ. There is a private woodland within the grounds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included and changed weekly if required Other: Dining room with table and chairs for 6. Conservatory with comfy sofa and chairs


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Traditional Cornish Cottage With Some Sea Views Coverack, Cornwall, England
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A relaxing escape from huddle and bustle.

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely cottage with a great log burner. Lots of lovely walks and the cove is beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great house in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome to be had at Mount Earl. Everything you could need for a holiday in Cornwall. Great base from which to explore. Wonderful woodland grounds right on your doorstep and rugged walk down to small sandy cove.Hosts extremely helpful, nothing too much trouble.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Car: necessary


The pebble beach of Downas Cove is a 20 minute rugged walk away. The pretty village of Coverack with its beautiful sandy beach is a 1.5 mile walk away or a 5 minute drive. There are many seasonal activites available in Coverack such as

wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. The stunning South West coastal path is accessable from Coverack near The Paris Hotel [where you can enjoy a drink and a meal overlooking the bay], then take a walk to the beautiful Chynalls Point and beyond.


Nearest airport is Newquay approx 40 miles away. The nearest train station is Falmouth approx 20 miles away and the nearest main channel port of Dover is approx 300 miles away.


Coverack fishing village 1.5 miles

Lizard Point the most Southerly point approx 8 miles

Gweek seal sanctuary approx 9 miles

Helford Estuary approx 8 miles

Kynance Cove [famous for beautiful cove and coloured rock formations] 8 miles

Falmouth maritime museum approx 20 miles

St Michaels Mount approx 25 miles

St Ives and Tate Gallery approx 27 miles

Truro [for many shops and Cathedral] 27 miles

Minnack Theatre approx 30 miles

Lands End approx 33 miles

Eden Project approx 40 miles

Further Details:

Coverack has a village shop and post office with cash machine, gift shops restaurants, fish and chip shop and friendly local pub [The Paris Hotel] with a beer garden overlooking the sea and surrounding coastline. The Cornish coastline is infamous for many ship wrecks, in fact the Paris Hotel was built in the late 1800's from the wreck of the SS Paris which went down in Coverack bay. From the harbour you can watch the fishing boats come and go or try your hand at fishing from the sea wall.

St Keverne has two pubs serving good food, a local shop, post office, newsagent, bakery and butcher. Just beyond St Keverne is Polkerris where diving trips are available to ship wrecks and the infamous Mannacle Rocks the place where many ships have been wrecked in centuries past.

The market town of Helston has some of the major supermarkets, banks and a wide range of shops which is approx 11 miles away. The popular Flambards Experience is also in Helston - a great day out for children and adults alike.

The Poldark Mine at Wendron just outside Helston is well worth a visit to experience what it was like to work underground in the old days.

The fishing village of Porthleven is 13 miles away where fishing trips are

available. There are also numerous sea food restaurants and a lovely old fashioned pub called The Ship Inn renowned for smuggling in the old days overlooking the harbour. Fresh crab and lobster is often available in this pretty

village, as well as fish and chips and Cornwall's famous pasties.

Just a few miles on down the coast is Prussia Cove where the infamous smuggler - John Carter [nick-named the King of Prussia] operated from.

The quaint village of Mousehole is approx 30 miles away where you can exlpore the tiny narrow streets to find art galleries, shops and restaurants. A few miles on is Lamorna Cove where you drive down through a beautiful wooded valley - perhaps you can stop at the' Lamorna Wink' pub where many a smuggling deal was done!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Keverne, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are via email or phone. Payments can be made via bank to bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is after 3.00 pm and departure is by 10.00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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